Oscar screeners: Disney sends ‘Queen of Katwe’ with Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo

Lupita Nyongo won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress three years ago for her feature film debut, “12 Years a Slave.” This fall’s “Queen of Katwe” marked her first appearance on-screen since then and her return was worth the wait judging from the reviews. The heartwarming family film scored an impressive 92 at Rotten Tomatoes and is now in the hands of Oscar voters just in time for viewing over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Directed by Mira Nair, “Queen of Katwe” tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a girl from Uganda who trains to become a chess champion. Nyongo plays her mother, Nakku Harriet, and “Selma” star David Oyelowo is Robert Katende, who runs a chess program and encourages Phiona’s talent.

To date, two dozen films have been delivered to academy members. Below, a list of these titles with the most recent first.

Find out what will win at the Oscars this year

NOVEMBER
Nov. 22: “Queen of Katwe”

Nov. 21: “Finding Dory”

Nov. 18: “Deepwater Horizon”
Nov. 18: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Nov. 17: “Sully”

Nov. 15: “The Secret Life of Pets”
Nov. 15: “Sausage Party”

Nov. 14: “Captain America: Civil War”
Nov. 14: “The Jungle Book”
Nov. 14: “Zootopia”

Nov. 11: “The Birth of a Nation”

Nov. 9: “Hell or High Water”

Nov. 7: “Captain Fantastic”
Nov. 7: “Denial”
Nov. 7: “Eye in the Sky”

Nov. 1: “Cafe Society”
Nov. 1: “Love and Friendship”
Nov. 1: “The Neon Demon”

OCTOBER
Oct. 18: “Long Way North”

Oct. 12: “Hello, My Name is Doris”

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SEPTEMBER
Sept. 24: “I Saw the Light”
Sept. 24: “The Meddler”

AUGUST
Aug. 30: “Maggie’s Plan”
Aug. 30: “Miles Ahead”

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